my life

i’m a warriors fan and enjoying their recent success after watching years of deplorable success with players like alton lister and kevin pritchard. i have my second electric car. i recently put a deposit in for the new tesla model 3 car but was disappointed at the interior and potential for problems since it’s the first model year of that car. i grew up near my parents and my kids grew up near their great-grandparents which is fantastic because i grew up far from extended family.

my rides


toyota mr2

geo prizm

volkswagen passat

bmw z3

volkswagen gti

bmw z4

audi s4

honda civic hybrid (ouch!)

ac transit van hool a300

the silver bullet

honda civic hybrid (again!)
vta gillig phantom 5813
chevy volt at-pzev

why do we even work on fridays?

i heard that one local company was going to propose going to a 4-day work week, to save everyone gas driving in on that 5th day. each workday would be extended to 10 hours, but i think that’s manageable knowing everyone will be getting friday or monday off. we work 8 hours already, what’s a couple more hours? just more personal web browsing of celeb blog sites and digg/reddit.

anyway, here’s some ed-filtered news to hopefully push you closer to the weekend.

-cellphone enabled application will be able to tell you when a parking spot opens up on sf city streets. 6000 of 24000 parking spots in downtown sf will be fitted with sensors that can tell you when they open up. no more driving around the block 20 times waiting for someone to move [ny times]

-i doubt its as bad as girls make it out to be in the first place, but these are things you can try to make it sweeter [bbc.co.uk]

-this about sums it up between males and females [funnyme]

-cameras on streets and in buildings use infrared to be able to see at night. you can easily defeat that by wearing a special LED headband that is invisible to regular people but will blot your face out for those cameras [wired]

-thepiratebay is a place to get lots of software, music and porn. it’s based in sweden so it’s outside the reach of us copyright laws. they post pretty much all their legal threats here. it’s hilarious to read these damn lawyers’ threats. they’re all worthless and seemingly out of touch with international law on these issues. here’s an example – dreamworks writes in with a legal complaint about them redistributing shrek on their site. here’s their response:

As you may or may not be aware, Sweden is not a state in the United States of America. Sweden is a country in northern Europe. Unless you figured it out by now, US law does not apply here. For your information, no Swedish law is being violated.


It is the opinion of us and our lawyers that you are ……. morons, and that you should please go sodomize yourself with retractable batons.

anyway, the responses are the best. seems like all these people filing complaints are just billing the clients time and not even properly assessing the merits of each case [thepiratebay]

-middle school in philly area locked down after a ninja is spotted in the nearby woods [phillyburbs]

and the icing on the cake – new order’s regret video.

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